Liverpool 6-0 Leeds
Goals: Salah (15and MS, 35and SP), Matip (30and), Mané (80and and 90and) and Van Dijk (90and+3) for the Reds
Three goals in the first half, three in the second, hello, goodbye.
Well led by a Mohamed Salah of the big nights, the men of Jürgen Klopp left no chance for the team of Marcelo Bielsa, this Wednesday evening at Anfield Road. Dominated head and shoulders, Leeds recorded a third consecutive defeat and are only three small points from the relegation zone.
Aware that we had to take advantage of this late match of the 19and day and Manchester City’s misstep against Tottenham (2-3) last week to get back into the title race, the Reds they did not go there with a dead hand. Well helped by the wandering hands of Stuart Dallas and the poorly controlled tackle of Luke Ayling, Salah scored two goals from the penalty spot (1-0, 15and and 3-0, 35and). Still in the first act, Joël Matip slipped into the opposing defense to join the party (3-0, 30and). Returning from the locker room, Sadio Mané did not tremble when receiving a caviar from Jordan Henderson (4-0, 80and) and to find the frame after an astonishing exit from Illan Meslier (5-0, 90and). Finally, Virgil van Dijk jumped higher than everyone on the last corner of the game in added time (6-0, 90and+3).
Liverpool are only three points behind Manchester City and now have a thirty-seven lead over Leeds.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson – Thiago (Henderson, 68and), Fabinho, Jones (Milner, 77and) – Diaz (Origi, 85and), Salah, Mané. Coach: Jurgen Klopp.
Leeds (4-1-4-1): Meslier – Dallas, Ayling, Struijk, Firpo – Forshaw – Raphinha, Klich (Shackleton, 46and), Rodrigo (Roberts, 46and), Harrison-James. Coach: Marcelo Bielsa.